Tag Archive for Germany

Hachenburg cinema offers Germany’s AfD members free Schindler’s List screening

West German town cinema invites far-right ‘Alternative for Germany’ (AfD) members to view a free screening of Schindler’s List, marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27.
– A party representatives told SWR, “We find the fact that the AfD is being linked to the Holocaust … to be an unspeakable error.”

By Polina Garaev

 

A cinema in the West German town of Hachenburg will mark the International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27 with a screening of Steven Spielberg’s world-acclaimed film Schindler’s List. Viewers will be asked to pay €7 admission, but for those who show their Alternative for Germany (AfD) party membership card, entrance will be free. Continue Reading »

Once laundering €1mil a week, Hezbollah found “a safe home in Germany”

With French authorities now prosecuting 15 members of the Hezbollah ‘criminal organization’ in Paris, the trial examines how Columbian narcotics money is being laundered in Germany to buy weapons for Syria, and possibly against Israel.

ByBENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

Lax German illicit terror finance policies permitted the US and EU proscribed Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah to run a vast criminal enterprise to raise funds through a money laundering operation in Europe and South America. French prosecutors put fifteen members of the criminal organization on trial on Tuesday  in Paris.

According to three German media outlets–NDR, WDR and the Süddeutsche Zeitung–two of the accused men lived in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and  an additional two men charged  lived near the city-state of Bremen in northern Germany. Continue Reading »

Illegal Syrian migrant arrested plotting attack on Israel with chemical weapon

After receiving a tip from ‘a foreign agency’, Germany’s Special Deployment Commando Police unit arrested a Syrian who illegally entered the country with a fake passport, for plotting to attack Israeli targets with a chemical weapon.

By David Rosenberg

 

A Syrian national recently arrested in Germany was part of an apparent plot to attack Israeli targets with chemical weapons, the German Bild newspaper reported.

Last Thursday, Germany’s special police unit, the SEK, arrested a 21-year-old Syrian man in Berlin. At the time, police said the suspect was wanted in connection with an April 14th assault in the German capital.

German Police making an arrest.

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Israeli Arab dresses as Jew to prove danger of being Jewish in Germany

WATCH: Adam Armoush, an Israeli Arab and another man, both wearing traditional kippot on their heads, became victims of an anti-Semitic beating to show the world how “terrible” it is to be Jewish in Berlin.
• Germany’s Foreign Minister said Germany has a responsibility “to protect Jewish lives.”

By Reuters, Eldad Beck & Israel Hayom Staff

 

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday that the country’s “responsibility to protect Jewish lives will never end” at a celebration of Israel’s 70th Independence Day in Berlin.

The event took on special significance amid concerns that anti-Semitism could be on the rise in Germany. Continue Reading »

Germany charges Palestinian who targeted Christians in knife attack, with murder

For his stabbing rampage at a supermarket in Germany, in reaction to Arab media’s incitement at Israel for placing metal detectors at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, a federal prosecutor charged the Palestinian terrorist with murder, and 6 counts of attempted murder.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

Germany’s federal prosecution charged a Palestinian man on Friday with murder and six counts of attempted murder.

Ahmad A., 26, wanted “to kill as many German nationals of the Christian faith as possible,” the prosecutor’s office said, according to the indictment. He wanted his actions “to be viewed in the context of an Islamic attack, and understood as a contribution to worldwide jihad.”

Police outside the Hamburg supermarket where the Palestinian terrorist attacked shoppers, July 2017.

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REPORT: Iran procurement activities include nuclear warhead components for ballistic missile

German security official: “Despite the nuclear agreement [lead by Obama in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany,” by pursuing to acquire banned components to construct nuclear warheads for their ongoing ballistic missile program.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

German security officials have accused the Iranian regime of pursuing its goal to build missiles armed with nuclear warheads, the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegelreported.

“Despite the nuclear agreement [reached with world powers in July 2015], Iran has not given up its illegal activities in Germany. The mullah regime also made efforts this year to obtain material from [German] firms for its nuclear program and the construction of missiles, said security sources,” Der Tagesspiegel wrote on Friday. Continue Reading »

Palestinian terrorist kills 1, injures 6 in stabbing attack in German supermarket

In aftermath of latest German terror attack perpetrated by an “asylum seeker” on Friday, the authorities admit the apprehended terrorist was a known Palestinian Islamist, but didn’t think he was violent.

By Orly Harari

 

A Palestinian Arab “asylum seeker” on Friday stabbed to death a 50-year-old man and injured six others in a Hamburg, Germany supermarket.

Hamburg supermarket after Palestinian terrorist attack – Twitter

The 26-year-old terrorist grabbed a 20 centimeter (7.87 inches) knife off one of the supermarket’s shelves and stabbed three people in the building, then left and stabbed another four people in the street.

Passersby threw chairs and other objects at the terrorist until local police arrived and managed to control him. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Events scheduled for both Frankfurt and Bonn, cancelled

 

The Jewish communities and Wiesenthal Center welcomed the decisions of cancelling the separate pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conferences that were set to take place in Frankfurt and also in Bonn.

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After a wave of objections to a boycott-Israel event scheduled for next week in Bonn, Germany, the Jewish community there on Monday announced its delight with cancellation of the gathering and a widely criticized antisemitic talk that was to be given at it.

A separate pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference set to take place in June in Frankfurt was also canceled.

“The Jewish community is pleased that the event was canceled,” a spokeswoman for the Bonn Jewish community told The Jerusalem Post. Continue Reading »

German police raid 60 authors of anti-Semitic internet postings

In a nationwide attempt to identify & arrest the sources of hateful, anti-Semitic postings on the internet, police in 14 German states conduct coordinated raids on 60 individuals.

By JTA

 

BERLIN (JTA) — Police in 14 German states reportedly conducted raids on 60 individuals in an attempt to root out the sources of anti-Semitic and other hate postings on the internet.

Facebook – Photo: Thinkstock

According to German news reports, the raids followed months of observing one Facebook group that glorified National Socialism and broke German laws against promoting hate.

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Suspects were accused of posting anti-Semitic, extremist and xenophobic messages, including denial of or relativizing the Holocaust, celebrating aspects of National Socialism and using Nazi symbolism, and calling for attacks on refugees and politicians. Continue Reading »

Germany: Iran still trying to acquire illicit materials for nuclear program

 

A year after Iran signed a deal with Obama’s administration promising to curtail its nuclear program, Germany’s domestic intel agency warns of Iran’s continued efforts to violate agreement and acquire forbidden materials.

By Polina Garaev

 

Iran is still making extensive attempts to acquire materials to further its nuclear program, a year after signing a deal promising its curtailment, Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned last week.

A building housing the reactor at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the Iranian port town of Bushehr – Photo: AFP

The German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) says it has detected extensive Iranian attempts to acquire illicit materials in Germany, “especially goods that can be used in the field of nuclear technology,” noted the agency in its recently released annual report. Continue Reading »

Munich mayor rejects Israel’s request to cancel tax-funded BDS lecture

 

Outlawed in France as anti-Semitic, and reported in the Spanish press as a violent organization’ after Matisyahu’s concert ban & then reinvitation, the BDS city-sponsored lecture will take place on the eve of the Nazis’ ‘Kristallnacht’, in Munich, of all places.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

“We are in touch with the municipality of Munich in order to prevent this event from happening,” the head of Israel’s consulate, Dan Shaham, wrote to ‘The Jerusalem Post’ on Friday.

Demonstrators take part in a pro-Israel rally in Munich. – Photo: REUTERS

BERLIN – Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter on Friday refused a request from Israel’s top diplomat in the city to pull the plug on an allegedly anti-Semitic event advocating a boycott of the Jewish state in a municipal building. Continue Reading »

German Security Agency: Influx of Migrants Will Bring anti-Semitism

 

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

BERLIN – Germany’s security and intelligence agencies expressed alarm over the influx of refugees and migrants who harbor radical Islamic views and hatred of Jews, according to a Sunday report in Welt am Sonntag.

Syrian Refugees in Berlin. – Photo: URIEL HEILMAN/ JTA

According to a security document obtained by the paper and read by top-level agency personnel, “We are importing Islamic extremism, Arab anti-Semitism, national and ethnic conflicts of other peoples as well as a different societal and legal understanding.”

The newspaper wrote that security sources warn that “the integration of hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants Germany is no longer possible in light of the number and already existing parallel societies.”

The term “parallel societies” in Germany is frequently defined as insulated Muslim communities that have little or no contact with mainstream society.

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Berlin warns Facebook: Clamp down on Holocaust denial – It’s illegal in Germany

 

In an interview with Reuters, Justice Minister Maas confirmed a letter was sent to Facebook, telling them they must abide by German laws banning racist content, even if it might be allowed in the US under freedom of speech.

By REUTERS

 

Facebook will have to abide by German laws banning racist sentiment even if it might be allowed in the United States under freedom of speech, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with Reuters.

German prosecutors seek 3.5 years’ jail for 94 yr-old ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’

In probably the last trial of its kind, Oskar Groening, 94, is charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.

By i24news

 

German prosecutors on Tuesday said they were seeking three and a half years’ jail for a former SS officer known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz.”

Former SS officer Oskar Groening acknowledges “moral guilt” for his role as the bookkeeper at the Auschwitz concentration camp – Photo: DPA/AFP/File

Oskar Groening, 94, stands accused before a court in the northern city of Lueneburg of 300,000 counts of accessory to murder in the cases of deported Hungarian Jews sent to the gas chambers between May and July 1944. Continue Reading »

Intelligence report: 1250 Hezbollah operatives & Hamas members in Germany

German agency reports: Radical Islamists are the ‘greatest danger for the country.’ 

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

The number of Islamists in Germany increased to 43,890 in 2014 from 43,190 in 2013, according to a report released on Tuesday by the country’s domestic intelligence agency.

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture with their Nazi salute as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut’s suburbs. – Photo: REUTERS

Radical Islamists are “the greatest danger to Germany,” said Hans-Georg Maassen, the president of the agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV). “Germany is on the spectrum of goals for Islamic terrorists,” he added. Continue Reading »